Metanx

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Metanx
Combination of
L-methylfolatevitamin
Pyridoxal 5'-phosphatevitamin
Methylcobalaminvitamin
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.commonograph
Pregnancy cat. ?
Legal status ?
Identifiers
ATC code ?
 N (what is this?)  (verify)
 
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Metanx
Combination of
L-methylfolatevitamin
Pyridoxal 5'-phosphatevitamin
Methylcobalaminvitamin
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.commonograph
Pregnancy cat. ?
Legal status ?
Identifiers
ATC code ?
 N (what is this?)  (verify)

Metanx is a medical food made by Pamlab that contains L-methylfolate (vitamin B9), methylcobalamin (vitamin B12) and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (vitamin B6). It is a vitamin B supplement.

It is indicated for the treatment of endothelial dysfunction and hyperhomocysteinemia. In particular it has been shown to be an effective treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy[1][2] and lower extremity ulcerations such as diabetic foot ulcers.[3]

Metanx contains the following active ingredients (per tablet):

Of note, these ingredients can all be found in B vitamin supplements at a much lower cost.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vascular Disease Management 2 (Suppl 6): 1S–9S. 2005. 
  2. ^ Yaqub, Basim A, et al. (1992). "Effects of methylcobalamin on diabetic neuropathy". Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 94: 105–111. 
  3. ^ Boykin JV, Baylis C (2006). "Homocysteine--A Stealth Mediator of Impaired Wound Healing: A Preliminary Study". Wounds 18 (4): 101–116. 

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